The development of this page will be gradual and contributions are invited.There are many, many interesting applications of radiocarbon dating in a variety of different fields.If you would like to set up information regarding a project in which radiocarbon dating illuminated or solved a problem or in which C14 played a central role, please contact [email protected] The Origins of Angkor Archaeological Project From the University of Otago (New Zealand) and the Fine Arts Department of Thailand, the project is concerned with investigating archaeology of pre-formative Angkorean society of South East Asia.

The World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE) The World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE); at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's NOSAMS Facility.

Measuring carbon in the Pacific and Indian Ocean to understand better the processes of ocean circulation.

Ocean sediment C-14 data The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University has compiled 974 C-14 dates from 309 ocean sediments cores, covering the period from 40,000 years BP to the present worldwide. The USGS Bear Lake Project aims to create records of past climate change for the Bear Lake region,including changes in precipitation patterns during the last 10,000 years and how the size of Bear Lake has varied in the past, to assess the possibility of future flooding and drought.

ABSTRACT PREHISTORY The Himalayan foothills of the Indian sub-continent have yielded evidence humans having lived there around two million years ago.

Although the earliest known dates for hominids in peninsular India are ca.

600,000 years before the present (BP), it is very likely that future research will indicate an age comparable to that of the Himalayan foothills, since there do not appear to have been any physical barriers to prevent humans from being present in southern India contemporaneously with their occurrence in the northern part of the sub-continent.

Meanwhile, it is apparent that Sri Lanka was, more often than not, linked to southern India by a land bridge during this period.

It is estimated that the sea level would have dropped sufficiently for creating such a connection on at least 17 occasions within the last 700,000 years.

This phenomenon would have been caused by the rise and fall of the sea level due to cold/warm fluctuations in the global climate.